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Old 04-20-2012, 04:54 PM  
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Default Shower faucet leak when diverted

I have a three knob shower, hot, cold, and a center diverter knob. Everything works fine except when I divert the flow to the shower head, water continues to POUR out of the faucet. I wouldn't really care if it were a small trickle, but it really seems like a huge waste pouring out like it does.

I have recently changed all of the stems, seats, gaskets, handles, etc. but no noticeable difference. Help!



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Old 04-21-2012, 01:14 PM  
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Try changing the faucet.

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Not sure what changing the faucet would do, but I did change it when I changed everything else. Water still pouring out.

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I mistook your faucet for one of those with the lift handle to divert water flow. Guess I should clean these bi-focals a little more often. When you divert water to the shower head, does the shower head work or does all the water still flow to the tub?

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Shower head works fine (no noticeable loss of pressure or anything) but about 50%-ish still comes out of faucet. The shower head itself is fairly new too, I removed the flow regulator to see if that was causing the problem, but no change, so I put it back in.

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Anybody have any ideas?

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Obviously, the diverter isn't sealing all the way. If you changed the seat and seals (the Middle one) and it still leaks, I'd contact the faucet manufacturer (Delta, Moen, etc). Also try not turning your water on all the way. If all else fails, replace the faucet assembly.

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Is there a deverter that's on the faucet it's self. It's a knob that get's pulled up where the water comes out for the tub.
If there is just change it.

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Obviously, the diverter isn't sealing all the way. If you changed the seat and seals (the Middle one) and it still leaks, I'd contact the faucet manufacturer (Delta, Moen, etc). Also try not turning your water on all the way. If all else fails, replace the faucet assembly.
I'm sure it's not sealing all the way that kind of goes without saying, I just don't know why. Like I said the stem, seat, gaskets, handles etc are new. I guess I'll just replace them again, if it doesn't work then I guess I can take the stuff back. IF all goes properly should any water come out of the faucet when it is diverted? In other words is it normal to get say a trickle of water, or should there be nothing at all coming out?


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